This page lists books and websites about SNCC and major events in which SNCC played a significant role. It also lists archives and repositories of SNCC and SNCC-related papers:
Archives & Repositories of Papers


Books About SNCC

A Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC, by Cheryl Lynn Greenberg (Editor)
Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas, by Wallach and Kirk.
In Struggle, SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960's, by Clayborne Carson.
Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC's Dream for a New America, by Wesley C. Hogan.
Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, by Danny Lyon.
The Movement, by Lorraine Hansberry
SNCC The New Abolitionists, by Howard Zinn.
SNCC: The Growth of Radicalism in a Civil Rights Organization, by Emily Stoper.

 SNCC’s Stories: The African American Freedom Movement in the Civil Rights South (University of Georgia Press) by Sharon Monteith

Books About SNCC People

       Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, by SNCC women.

The Children
Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement
Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement
Shadows of Youth: The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation 
3 Lives for Mississippi
Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Ella Baker:
    Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision
    Ella Baker: Freedom Bound
    Ella Baker: A Leader Behind the Scenes
 (Ages 9-12)
    Ella Baker and the SNCC: Grassroots Leadership and Political Activism in a ...
Unita Blackwell: Barefootin': Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom
Julian Bond: Julian Bond: Black Rebel
H. Rap Brown: Die Nigger Die!: A Political Autobiography of Jamil Abdullah al-Amin
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture): Ready for Revolution the Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael
Jim Forman: The Making of Black Revolutionaries
Fannie Lou Hamer:
    For Freedoms Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
    This Little Light of Mine: Fannie Lou Hamer
Mary King: Freedom Song
John Lewis:
    John Lewis: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement (Ages 8+)
    Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
Bob Moses and Charles Cobb: Radical Equations: Organizing Math Literacy in America's Schools
John Perdew: Education of a Harvard Guy: Footsoldier in the Civil Rights Movement
Gloria Richardson: Civil War on Race Street
Ruby Doris Smith Robinson: Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson
Cleveland Sellers: River of No Return: Autobiography of Black Militant & Life and Death of SNCC
Sammy Younge: Sammy Younge, Jr.
Bob Zellner: The Wrong Side of Murder Creek


Books About Events in Which SNCC Played a Significant Role

Black Power
The American Negro Revolution: From Nonviolence to Black Power
Black Parties and Political Power: A Case Study
Black Power (Richard Wright, 1956)
Black Power and the American Myth
Black Power Ideologies: An Essay in African-American Political Thought
Black Power Imperative: Racial Inequality and the Politics of Nonviolence
Black Power: The Politics of Liberation (in America)
Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity
The Black Power Revolt
Black Theology and Black Power
Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama's Black Belt
Die Nigger Die!: A Political Autobiography of Jamil Abdullah al-Amin
Farewell to Innocence: A Socio-Ethical Study on Black Theology and Black Power
Look Out, Whitey! Black Power's Gon' Get Your Mama!
New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture
Profiles in Black Power
The Rhetoric of Black Power
Stokely Carmichael: The Story of Black Power
Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism
Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America

Cambridge MD Movement & Gloria Richardson
Civil War on Race Street: The CRM in Cambridge Maryland

Freedom Rides
Bridge of the Single Hair (Fiction)
Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders
The Freedom Rides and Alabama: A Guide to Key Events and Places, Context, and Impact
Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Freedom Rides: Journey for Justice
 (Ages 5 to 9)
Sit-Ins and Freedom Rides: The Power of Nonviolent Resistance (Grades 2-4)
Politics of Injustice: Kennedys, Freedom Rides, & Electoral Consequences ... 

Freedom Songs
We Shall Overcome: Songs of the Southern Freedom Movement
Everybody Says Freedom: A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Songs...

Georgia Movements
Education of a Harvard Guy: Footsoldier in the Civil Rights Movement
Freedom Is Not Free, 45 Days in the Leesburg Stockade...
The Great Pool Jump: & Other Stories From ... Southwest Georgia
My Family The Movement & Me
Undaunted By The Fight: Spelman College and the Civil Rights Movement, 1957-1967

March on Washington
Like A Mighty Stream: The March on Washington, August 28, 1963
March on Washington: August 28, 1963
The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights
This Is the Day: The March on Washington
Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington
The March on Washington: Uniting Against Racism
 (Ages 11 and up)
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom [Kindle book]

Mississippi Movement (Including Freedom Summer   Chaney, Schwerner, Goodman Murders)
And Gently Shall He Lead Them: Robert Parris Moses and ...
Barefootin': Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom
Count Them One by One: ...
Faces of Freedom Summer
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: An Anthology of the Mississippi CRM
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and ...
Freedom Summer
, by Sally Belfrage
Freedom Summer, by Doug McAdam
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles, (Ages 4-8)
Freedom Summer: The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn ...
Freshwater Road
If White Kids Die
I've Got the Light of Freedom: Organizing Tradition & Mississippi ...
Legacy of a Freedom School
Lessons From Freedom Summer: Ordinary People Building ...
Letters From Mississippi
Local People: the Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi
Minds Stayed On Freedom
Mississippi Challenge
 (Ages 11-Young Adult)
Mississippi Harmony, Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter
The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of ...
The Smell of Burning Crosses
Stranger At the Gates: A Summer in Mississippi

Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi: Protest Politics and the Struggle for Racial Justice
The Summer That Didn't End: The Story of the Mississippi ...
We Are Not Afraid: The Story of the Civil Rights ...
We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for ...

Nashville Movement
Abby Takes a Stand (Ages 8-12)
The Children
The Nashville Way

Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomery
Bridge Across Jordan: The Story of the Struggle for ...
The Bridge at Selma: Turning Points in American History
 (Grades 5-8)
The March From Selma to Montgomery... (Ages 4-8)
Marching For Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and ...
Selma 1965: The March That Changed the South
Selma, Lord, Selma
Unfinished Agenda of The Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March

Sit-In Movement
Atlanta Georgia, 1960-1961: Sit Ins and Student Activism
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins
The Sit-In Movement of 1960
The Sit-in Movement: Progress Report and Prognosis
Sitting for Equal Service: Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, ...
Witnesses to Freedom, Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights
 (Grades 5-8)


     Eyes on the Prize (PBS documentary about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States).

     Freedom Song (TV movie, 2000)

     Freedom on My Mind (1994): Filmmakers Connie Field and Marilyn Mulford profile the Mississippi voter registration project from 1961-1964.  Watch the trailer:

      Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement (2014).  See trailer at:

       Freedom Riders (2011), produced by Stanley Nelson.  See:

       Freedom Summer (2014), produced by Stanley Nelson.  See:

       Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968.  See:

Websites & Webpages

About SNCC

SNCC Digital Gateway

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Founded (CRMVets)
The Founding of SNCC. (SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference)
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (CRMVets: Multiple Articles
SNCC Documents (CRMVets Document Collection)
SNCC 1960-1966. (Univ. North Carolina)
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) (King Institute ~ Stanford Univ.)
SNCC & MFDP (ROAR International)
SNCC: What We Did (Julian Bond ~ Monthly Review)
SNCC (Center for Oral History ~ Univ. of Southern Mississippi)
SNCC in Arkansas (Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture)
SNCC in Georgia (New Georgia Encyclopedia)
SNCC (U.S. Defense Department Intelligence Report)

Friends of SNCC:
Bay Area Friends of SNCC Newsletter (January 1965)
Bay Area Friends of SNCC Newsletter (February 1965)
Bay Area Friends of SNCC Newsletter (March 1965)

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference (38 DVDs).
SNCC Symposium 2010 (Brown Univ.)
Marking SNCC's 50th Anniversary (NPR)

Albany, Americus, & SW Georgia Freedom Movements

Albany GA, Movement, 1961-1962 (CRMVets)
"Seditious Conspiracy" in Americus GA, 1963 (CRMVets)
Federal "Jury Tampering" Frameup in Albany GA, 1963 (CRMVets)
Integrating Americus High School (CRMVets)
Albany, Georgia, Vincent Harding & Staughton Lynd. Crises, 1963. 
The Bloody Battleground of Albany (Slater King ~ Freedomways, 1964)
Gambler's Choice in Georgia (C.B. King campaign), Peter de Lissovoy. Nation
My Name Is Freedom Albany, Georgia (Howard Zinn - Z Magazine)
My Family The Movement & Me by Cathy Cade
Report From Albany, Ga. (Harvard Crimson)
Report From Albany (Harvard Crimson)
Albany Civil Rights Movement Institute
Americus-Sumter County Movement Remembered Committee (ASCMRC)
1961 Civil Rights Activists a Celebration of ASC Students (Albany State University)
Albany Movement (King Institute ~ Stanford Univ.)
Albany Movement (Civil Rights Digital Library)
Rev. R.L. Freeman (Koinonia Remembered ~ Koinonia Partners)
The Albany Movement ... (1961-62) (GNAD ~ Swarthmore Coll.)
Peace Campaigners Work for Civil Rights ... (1963) (GNAD ~ Swarthmore Coll.)
Mt. Zion Baptist Church (National Park Service)
A Faith Forged in Albany (This Far by Faith - PBS)
Integrating Carnegie Library [Albany] (Freedom On Film ~ UGA)
Evening March and Prayer Vigil [Americus] (Freedom On Film ~ UGA)
Integrating First Methodist Church [Americus] (Freedom On Film ~ UGA)
Trailways Lunch Counter Sit-In (Freedom On Film ~ UGA) [Text-Video] 
Albany Movement (New Georgia Encyclopedia) 
William G. Anderson (New Georgia Encyclopedia)
Americus Movement (New Georgia Encyclopedia) 
Civil Rights Protest Era in Americus, GA (The Times-Recorder)
Of Many Thing (Karen Smith ~ America)
Local Black History Chronology (Alan Anderson ~
Stolen girls: ... (Donna M. Owens ~ Cocoa Lounge)
Perverted Justice (Harvard Crimson)

Americus-Sumter County Movement (FaceBook page)
If You Don't Go, Don't Hinder Me (Albany State Univ.)

Black Power

Black Power (CRMVets: Multiple Articles
Black Power (King Institute ~ Stanford Univ)
Black Power (SNCC 1960-1966)
"Black Power" Stokely Carmichael speech at U.C. Berkeley 
Position Paper: The Basis of Black Power (The '60s Project)
Black Power (Spartacus Educational, UK)
How Was Black Power Different From CRM? (Learn History - UK)
Black Power (Norman Coombs ~ Black Experience in America)
How Stokely Carmichael Betrayed the Movement (Eric Etheridge/James Lawson)
Black Power (Amistad Digital Resource ~ Columbia University)

Council of Federated Organizations (COFO)

Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Formed (CRMVets) Story of COFO (Bay Area Friends of SNCC Newsletter) Part 1 and Part 2 
Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) (King Institute ~ Stanford Univ.)

Danville VA Movement 1963

Danville VA, Movement (CRMVets) Danville (Virginia Historical Society)
Mapping Local Knowledge: Danville, Va. (Averett Univ.) 
Danville Civil Rights Demonstrations of 1963 (Encylopedia Virginia)
Danville Civil Rights Movement (Virginia Center for Digital History)
Interview Dr. Joyce Glaise (Virginia Commonwealth Univ.)
Interview Dr. Milton Reid (Virginia Commonwealth Univ.)
Danville Community Campaigns ... 1963 (GNAD ~ Swarthmore Coll.)
Guide to ... Danville Civil Rights Case Files (Library of Virginia)

Freedom Rides

Freedom Rides (CRMVets ~ Timeline & History)
Freedom Rides (CRMVets: Multiple Articles
Freedom RidesNew South, 1961 (CRMVets: Multiple Articles
Freedom Riders Speak For ThemselvesNews & Letters, 1961.
The White Problem, Albert Bigelow. Liberation, 1961.
Freedom Ride, David Fankhauser.
Siege of the Freedom Riders (Bernard Lafayette ~ NY Times, 2011)
In Pursuit of Freedom, William Mahoney. Liberation, 1961.
A Freedom Rider Speaks His Mind, Jimmy Mcdonald. Freedomways, 1961.
When MLK Thrilled L.A. — and Me, Ellen Broms. Zocalo
May 4, 1961: Freedom Rides (Univ. Southern Mississippi)
Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, & Demonstrations (Library of Congress)
Breach of Peace Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders [video]
Freedom Riders Mug Shots (Eric Etheridge)
Freedom Rides (Civil Rights Digital Library)
Freedom Rides (African American History!) 
Freedom Rides (King Institute ~ Stanford Univ)
Freedom Rides (SNCC)
The Freedom Riders, Then and Now (Smithsonian Inst.)
Freedom Rides (1961) (
James Farmer and the Freedom Rides (Teachers Domain) [Text-Video] 
Diane Nash Interview (Teachers Domain) [Text-Video] 
"..They're Going to Burn Us Up!" (Excerpt from Freedom Riders...)
The Freedom Riders (Life magazine photo exhibit)
Freedom Riders End Racial Segregation ... (GNAD ~ Swarthmore Coll.)
Freedom Rides of 1961 (Student site, National History Day, 2012)

Freedom Schools

Freedom Schools (CRMVets)
Freedom School Curriculum 1964 (CRMVets)
Freedom Schools (Multiple articles & documents)
Freedom Schools: Concept And Organization (Staughton Lynd ~ Freedomways)
Platform: Freedom School Convention (Students)
Sandra Adickes History Lessons in Hattiesburg
Three Letters From a Freedom School Teacher
Freedom School Curriculum. (Education & Democracy)
Mississippi Freedom Summer & Its 30 Schools (ChickenBones: A Journal)
The McComb Freedom School Play (Univ. Illinois Urbana Champagne)
Freedom Schools (Children's Defense Fund)
San Francisco Freedom School

Freedom Summer

Freedom Summer (CRMVets)
Freedom Summer Rememberances (CRMVets)
Life in Mississippi, Fannie Lou Hamer. (Freedomways.)
Tremor in the Iceberg: The Mississippi Summer, Eric Morton. (Freedomways)
Personal Memories of Freedom Summer (CRMVets: Multiple Articles
1964 Freedom Summer Project (Wisconsin Historical Society)
Freedom Summer (King Institute ~ Stanford Univ.)
1964: Freedom Summer (Univ. Southern Mississippi)
Freedom Summer (Civil Rights Digital Library)
Running Summary of Incidents (USM)
Mississippi Freedom Summer Digital Collection (Miami University [Ohio])
Freedom Summer Killings (PBS, Online Newshour)
LBJ & Sen. Eastland on Mississippi Burning Murders (White House Tapes)
Freedom Summer: A New Voter Bob Moses (Boston Latin School)
Letters From Participants (America Firsthand)
Oh Freedom Over Me (American RadioWorks)
Mississippi & Freedom Summer (African American History!)
Three who gave their lives By Les Bayless (People's Weekly World)
Tense Times Jane Adams (Southern Illinois Univ.)
Mississippi Summer 1964 (Gren Whitman ~ Progressive Review)
Images of Hate & Hope (Ted Polumbaum photos ~ Newseum)
Mississippi Summer Freedom Project (some letters from)
Robert Moses Archive [photo collection] (Boston Latin School)
Mississippi Freedom Summer (Amistad Digital Resource ~ Columbia University)
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired (Student site, 3rd place, National History Day, 2012)

Greenwood MS Movement

Mississippi Voter Registration — Greenwood, 1962 (CRMVets)
Greenwood Food Blockade, 1962 (CRMVets)
Marching For Freedom in Greenwood, 1963 (CRMVets)
Mississippi & Freedom Summer (African American History!)
"Crawl Space" (Boston Latin School)

Hattiesburg MS Movement

Freedom Day in Hattiesburg (CRMVets)
Oral History, Raylawni Branch (USM)
Freedom Summer Journal of Sandra Adickes (USM)
"Crawl Space" (Boston Latin School)

March on Washington 1963

March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom (CRMVets)
March on Washington (CRMVets: Multiple Articles
Remembrances of participants (CRMVets)
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (King Institute ~ Stanford Univ.)
March on Washington (Civil Rights Digital Library)
1963 March on Washington [Audio] (WGBH Boston)
March on Washington (African American History!)
"We Stood on a Height" Pictures & history of the march. (Abbeville Press)
March on Washington (Spartacus Educational)
March on Washington (CORE)
March on Washington (SNCC 1960-1966)
March On Washington (Bergie Lustig - march participant)
March on Washington and the Civil Rights Act (Amistad Digital Resource)
MLK Delivers "I Have a Dream" Speech (Finding Dulcinea)
A Defense For Washington March, (Harvard Crimson)
Program at the Lincoln Memorial
Speech of John Lewis
"I Have a Dream", speech by Martin Luther King

McComb MS Movement

Voter Registration & Direct-Action in McComb MS (CRMVets)
McComb Mississippi Incidents & Events. (CRMVets: Multiple Articles
"The Crawl Space" (Boston Latin School)
McComb, Mississippi [Background to play] (Univ. Illinois)
Mississippi & Freedom Summer (African American History!)
Amite County (ChickenBones: A Journal)
Robert Moses (Spartacus Educational)
Civil Rights In Mississippi Digital Archive (USM):
     Oral history of Mr. Nathaniel H. Lewis
     Oral history of Rev. C.C. Bryant
     Response to the 13th and 14th bombings in McComb
Work of the Civil Rights Division (John Doar FSU Law Review)
McComb Legacies
Freedom Song (Film) (Turner Le@rning - TNT):

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)

Freedom Ballot in MS (CRMVets)
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Founded (CRMVets)
MFDP Challenge to Democratic Convention (CRMVets)
MFDP Congressional Challenge (CRMVets)
Discussion: The Mississippi Movement & the MFDP (CRMVets)
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) (CRMVets: Multiple Articles
Mississippi Congressional Challenge, (CRMVets: Multiple Articles
COFO/MFDP Documents (CRMVets Documents Collection)
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) (Univ. Southern Mississippi)
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) (King Institute ~ Stanford University)
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) (SNCC 1960-1966)
Freedom Ballot (SNCC 1960-1966)
SNCC & MFDP (ROAR International)
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (Fact Index)
Fighting For the Soul of the Democratic Party (John Dittmer ~ Yes!)
Mississippi & Freedom Summer (African American History!)
MFDP: A Case Stude of Grass-Roots Politics (Leslie McLemore ~ Dissertation, UMass, Amherst)

Mississippi Movement in General

Struggle for Voting Rights in Mississippi ~ The Early Years. (CRMVets) 
Got To Thinking...The Movement in Holmes Co, MS., Sue Sojourner. 
Life in Mississippi, Fannie Lou Hamer. (Freedomways.)
Politics of Necessity & Survival in Mississippi, Lawrence Guyot & Mike Thewell. Freedomways 
Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
Oh Freedom Over Me (American RadioWorks)
Interview: Bob Moses (Oh Freedom Over Me ~ American RadioWorks)
Freedom Summer (King Institute ~ Stanford Univ)
Mississippi & Freedom Summer (African American History!)
Bob Moses - Civil Rights (Boston Latin School)
Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive (Univ. Southern Mississippi)
Voter Registration Laws in Mississippi (Freedom School Curriculum)
The Mississippi Power Structure (Freedom School Curriculum)
Hill Country Project (Local movement in Benton County)
Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders (Film) Women in the Movement.
ROAR (ROAR International)
Freedom Now! Archival project of Tougaloo College and Brown Univ..
Mississippi Civil Rights & Delta Blues Bookstore
Fighting For the Soul of the Democratic Party (John Dittmer ~ Yes!)
Work of the Civil Rights Division (John Doar FSU Law Review)
"Just the Meanest, Dirtiest, Low-Down Stuff That I've Ever Heard" (LBJ: White House Tapes)
When Youth Protest: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement (MS Hist. Society)
JFK Library
Whites in the Land of the Blues (Jane Adams)
Mississippi Civil Rights Project (county by county Movement histories)

Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (MFLU)

Mississippi Freedom Labor Union Founded (CRMVets ~ History & Timeline)
Greenville Air Force Base Occupied (CRMVets ~ History & Timeline)
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union Documents (CRMVets Document Collection)
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (Social Justice Movements ~ Columbia Univ.)
Learn More About Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (Social Justice Movements ~ Columbia Univ.)

Papers: Archives & Repositories

SNCC Papers

Papers of James Forman, Library of Congress.
King Center & Archives, Atlanta, Atlanta Office 1959-1972.
University of Arkansas Collections, Arkansas SNCC
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Arkansas Project Records, 1960-1971.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Collection, Chicago, Chicago Collection.
Chicago SNCC History Project Archives, Chicago SNCC (Gen).
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, SNCC FBI Files.
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Vine City Project (Atlanta, GA) Records, 1960-1967.
Trenholm State Coll. Archives, Montgomery

Council of Federated Organizations (COFO)

FIS Library Project, Jackson, MS. Contact Jan Hillegas
Panola County Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison WI

Freedom Summer

1964 Freedom Summer Project Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison WI
FIS Library Project, Jackson, MS. Contact Jan Hillegas

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)

General Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison WI
Quitman County Chapter Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison WI
Sunflower County Chapter Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison WI
FIS Library Project, Jackson, MS. Contact Jan Hillegas
King Center & Archives, Atlanta